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Farmers should not give up hope

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The going has not been easy. Pilgrim’s Pride has admitted the decision to idle the plant in Farmerville is a way to dodge several steps that might be required if the company were to actually close up shop. Pilgrim’s Pride overextended itself in recent months as it swallowed up its competitor Gold Kist, and the ensuing bankruptcy status would likely have required a sale of a shuttered plant.

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